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Tara + Randy

Tara + Randy

From the moment I met Tara and Randy, the couple knew they wanted a soft and romantic wedding using shades of pink and purple. Like all Lovestru.ck weddings, we wanted to design an event that spoke to the couple’s personality and style, so we began the design process by getting to know the couple. We found that Tara’s Italian heritage and Randy’s German background played a large role in their lives, so we decided to utilize those strong cultural-ties in our design.

Lesley at Inclosed crafted beautiful letterpress invites and day-of stationery inspired by vintage wine labels and leafy grape vines. She also designed a monogram for the couple that was used throughout the stationery suite.

Tara and Randy were married in front of 200 guests in a traditional Catholic ceremony. Their guests showered the newlyweds as they exited the church with heart-shaped rice. The confetti was packaged in glassine bags, stamped with their gold-foil monogram, and sealed with a custom wax stamp.

Throughout their relationship, Randy and Tara created lists of restaurants to try, places to visit, and date-night activities. Over the last few years, they’ve cross items off (ex: eat Philly cheesesteaks in Philadelphia) while adding new items (ex: go surfing) to the list. As a nontraditional guestbook, we instructed guests to fill a wooden book with their suggestions of items to add to the newlywed’s to-do list.

Bouquet arranged earthy and lush centerpieces using deep red amaranthus, dark purple scabiosa, varying shades of garden roses, and the most stunning cafe au lait dahlias. The varying heights of centerpieces created visual interest in the dinner space, and the draping greens hung on the chandelier above the dance floor, carried the organic and airy-feeling florals throughout the reception venue. We had custom napkins embroidered with the couple’s monogram for the couple to take home after the wedding as cherished mementos. We set a box of biscotti (a traditional Italian cookie) that doubled as a place card at each place setting.

As a late-night snack, Tara and Randy served German-inspired pretzel bites with beer cheese (so delicious!) and Italian-inspired mini cannolis and tiramisu bites. We stacked wine crates to create height for the food display, and Melissa from Pretty Paperie hand-lettered signs for all of the snacks using her artful and ornate lettering styles. We also had Melissa create signage for other focal areas at the reception. She lettered our bride and groom chair-back signs. Tara’s sign read “Sposa” (or Bride in Italian), and Randy’s sign read “Bräutigam” (or Groom in German).

Photography

Megan King

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